The most competent authorities gave the answers we chose to use.
His capabilities as a soldier have been generally recognized by competent authorities.
As to judgment debts, it is sufficient to say that, when by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction an order is made that a sum of money be paid by one of two parties to another, such a debt is not only enforceable by process of court, but it can be sued upon as if it were an ordinary debt.
A competent, methodical assassin, she didn't make the mistake of trying to collect from someone not on the list.
Century-long wars had been fought in Damian's father's time over who claimed a discovered Oracle, no matter how competent the Oracle turned out.